Category Archives: Food

Crabs

Observed at the Wharf, SW, D.C.:

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We Have Turned Oceans Into Deserts

At least when it comes to the macrofauna. Every year, Boston builds a fish weir: A fishweir is basically a large fence that is used to trap fish, which are then caught (usually scooped out of the water)… During the … Continue reading

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The Rent Is Too Damn High: ‘Reinventing’ And Gentrifying Food

Or as we point out often, you can’t have gentrification without a gentry. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Petula Dvorak observes this about D.C. (boldface mine): I visited a new Washington shop this week, a Temple of Cool so … Continue reading

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The Oceans Might Not Be Suffering A Mass Extinction But The Carnage Is Awful

Before I get to the oceans, I’ll describe something that Boston builds every year on the Boston Common: a fishweir. A fishweir is a fence used to catch fish. Believe it or not, it used to work: During the excavation … Continue reading

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Chemical Saftey During The Reign Of Il Trumpe

Only one month after the Trump administration liberated us from the horrors of pesticide regulation, this happened (boldface mine): On May 5, more than 50 farmworkers outside of Bakersfield, California, were exposed to a highly toxic pesticide that apparently drifted … Continue reading

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I Have Seen The Future: It Has…

…six wheels and is adorable: There’s a company that is using these to deliver meals; when it arrives at your door, it sends you a text with a code allowing you to unlock the cargo hold of the robot and … Continue reading

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Hiring Freezes Have Consequences: Enjoy That Burger

Or salad (boldface mine): At the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the other federal agency primarily involved in food safety efforts, the federal hiring freeze imposed by the new administration is having an impact on the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS). … Continue reading

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